I used to be a runner. In another life. Or rather, a couple of years ago.
I am not a natural athlete. I played no sports in high school or college. I have repeatedly said, “I’m not running anywhere unless I’m being chased.”
Then my late 30s hit and my metabolism slowed down. I started biking and running to maintain my size. At the time, I lived in an area where people were always out on the streets being active. There were trails close by, and it felt safe (and trendy).